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Well I certainly hope all the fathers of the world had a wonderful Father’s Day this past Sunday. Like always, my family came through in a big way and certainly made me feel special. I had my … more
For those of you who might not have read one of recent columns, my girlfriend Jackie and I traveled to Maine over the Memorial Day weekend. I have already discussed the lobster cops and how … more
Andrew Brunson is a loving father, husband, and Presbyterian pastor who has been sharing the word of the Gospel to the people of Turkey for the last 20 years. In October 2016, Brunson was arrested by … more
RALEIGH — Why are you reading this column? Make no mistake — I’m glad you are. I hope you are an avid reader of editorials, op-eds and columns. But motivation matters. If you read my … more
I recently happened across the 1957 film “No Down Payment,” which has to be one of the worst films ever made. It features some (then) up-and-coming young stars, including Tony Randall, Jeffrey … more
As the temperature clock in downtown reaches towards 100 degrees this week for the first time this year, my mind has clicked into a mode of memory and nostalgia as I remember just what it was like to … more
Note to readers: With all the recent activity regarding immigration we decided to repeat the column we wrote following a visit to Ellis Island, New York in 2011. It is relevant today. Standing in … more
RALEIGH — In the long-running dispute between State School Superintendent Mark Johnson, a Republican elected in 2016, and the State Board of Education, which currently has a majority of Republican … more
Today, the day after Father’s Day, I feel the need to reflect upon the memories of my maternal grandfather. Sadly, he passed away when I was a child. But he made an impression on me, impacting … more
Corporate bosses are increasingly judged not just on the financial performance of their organizations, but on the political correctness of their actions. They are expected to conform with a … more
North Carolina’s pork industry has been in the news a lot lately, but not in a way that tells the true story of its contributions to our economy. While the industry has drawn attention as the … more
Each year, the trustees of Social Security and Medicare issue their report delivering the news, invariably dismal, about the financial condition of the nation’s two largest entitlement … more
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